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12/13/2012 (1 year ago)

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Ordeal marks Brown's second bout with cancer

The office of California Governor Jerry Brown has confirmed that the governor is currently undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer. It marks the governor's second bout with cancer - he underwent minor surgery in 2011 to remove a cancerous growth on his nose.

The 74-year-old Governor Jerry Brown, officials say, is being treated for 'localized prostate cancer.'

The 74-year-old Governor Jerry Brown, officials say, is being treated for "localized prostate cancer."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/13/2012 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: California Governor Jerry Brown, prostate cancer, diagnosis, radiation therapy


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The 74-year-old Brown, officials say, is being treated for "localized prostate cancer." University of California San Francisco oncologist Eric Small said that the cancer was in its early stages and is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy. He called the governor's prognosis excellent.

According to the National Cancer Institute, it's estimated that there are 241,740 new cases of prostrate cancer in the U.S. in 2012, resulting in 28,170 deaths.

The most common cancer in men, more than 90 percent of all prostate cancer cases are caught in the early stage. Nearly all men with such diagnoses survive at least five years.

"The Governor's Office today announced that Governor Brown is undergoing treatment for localized prostate cancer," an official statement read.

"Dr. Eric Small, Brown's oncologist at UCSF, issued the following statement: 'Fortunately, this is early stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy. The prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects.'

"Governor Brown is continuing a full work schedule during the treatment, which is expected to be completed the week of January 7, 2013," the statement read.

Dr. Ralph de Vere White, urological oncologist and director of the UC Davis comprehensive cancer center in Sacramento says that typical radiation treatment for an early stage prostate cancer is five days a week for four to five weeks.

Not all men who are diagnosed with the disease choose to undergo treatment, and doctors advise patients to consider the risks. Given the governor's otherwise excellent health, it's an easy decision to do the radiation treatment.

"When you're as healthy as the governor is, and you are looking out at 10 years, then you go for a treatment that is going to have in excess of a 97 percent cure rate,'' de Vere White says. "It really should have very minimal side effects, should have minimal to no interference with his life, and kind of represents the reason why people advocate for finding this disease early."

Brown previously served as California governor from 1975 to 1983.  He was mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007, and served as California attorney general before being elected governor again in November 2010.

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